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David K.

Schaumburg, IL

$40/hr

Boston College Student Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 6/29/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Boston College Student Math Tutor

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I am a graduate from William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. During my time there I was on the Honor Roll every semester. I took multiple honors courses and 10 AP classes all the while participating in 2 Varsity Sports (basketball, volleyball) as well as serving as a leader in my church youth group. I had a very busy high school career with countless awards that prepared me for a bright future at Boston College. In my first year there, I was on the Deans List while working two jobs and playing Club Volleyball.

As far as my tutoring experience and methods, I spent a period a day tutoring at my high school's tutoring center. I am not the type to simply spit out information or answers. I believe that there is some good in struggling through their subjects. It builds perseverance and also, in my opinion, allows them to retain information longer if they have struggled and fought through it themselves. What I would do is simply show them different methods of thinking about problems in order to find the one that they like best. Often times kids get overwhelmed when they read a word problem of some sort but what I would do is show them how to break them down into simpler steps. It not only builds their understanding but from what I've seen it builds confidence. Lastly, what I would emphasize on is time management. I had a busy academic schedule as well as basketball and volleyball practice and games. I understand that there are a lot of things to do and just not enough time. It is all about prioritizing and being efficient with your time even if that means doing homework on the bus rides before games.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Bodybuilding, Fitness,
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I have been playing basketball for 6 years now. I played on my varsity team as well as various tournaments throughout high school career.

Fitness

I was a 2 sport athlete during high school. I workout every day. I understand the importance of full body fitness which is why I have started crossfit training.

Linear Algebra

I've taken Trig, AP Calc BC and every other math course possible (besides multivariable) I am very confident in my ability to tutor simple linear algebra which was required in all of my courses.

Study Skills

Because of all of my commitments and activities I did not have a lot of time to study which is why I needed to make the most out of my short time. I will do condensed study times of twenty or thirty minutes with breaks in between to not overwhelm my mind and it has worked out great. I got a 32 on my act and only two 4s on my AP tests with the rest being 5s.

Volleyball

I was a 3 year varsity starting setter. I was selected MSL All-Conference as well as Daily Herald All-Area. I am currently a member of the Club Volleyball team at Boston College

Admitted into Boston College

Education

Admitted into Boston College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Schaumburg, IL 60173.


About David

I am a graduate from William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. During my time there I was on the Honor Roll every semester. I took multiple honors courses and 10 AP classes all the while participating in 2 Varsity Sports (basketball, volleyball) as well as serving as a leader in my church youth group. I had a very busy high school career with countless awards that prepared me for a bright future at Boston College. In my first year there, I was on the Deans List while working two jobs and playing Club Volleyball.

As far as my tutoring experience and methods, I spent a period a day tutoring at my high school's tutoring center. I am not the type to simply spit out information or answers. I believe that there is some good in struggling through their subjects. It builds perseverance and also, in my opinion, allows them to retain information longer if they have struggled and fought through it themselves. What I would do is simply show them different methods of thinking about problems in order to find the one that they like best. Often times kids get overwhelmed when they read a word problem of some sort but what I would do is show them how to break them down into simpler steps. It not only builds their understanding but from what I've seen it builds confidence. Lastly, what I would emphasize on is time management. I had a busy academic schedule as well as basketball and volleyball practice and games. I understand that there are a lot of things to do and just not enough time. It is all about prioritizing and being efficient with your time even if that means doing homework on the bus rides before games.

Education

Admitted into Boston College

Education

Admitted into Boston College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Schaumburg, IL 60173

David’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Bodybuilding, Fitness,
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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